16th Annual MIAA Sportsmanship Essay/ Multimedia Contest

massmiaaStudents from all MIAA Member Schools are encouraged to submit entries.  Show your creativity and express yourself in a literary work or multimedia presentation on the following topic:

Choose one or more words from the frequency map that best define sportsmanship, what it means to you, and the role it plays in high school athletics.
(Click here to view map)

  • PARTICIPANTS:  Contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 at MIAA member schools
  • LITERARY ENTRIES:  Must be typed, double-spaced, and contain no more than 500 words
  • MULTIMEDIA ENTRIES:  Must be a video that is no longer than 3 minutes



  • First Place ($400) and Runner-Up ($200) for each category (literary and multimedia)
  • Contest winners will present their entries as honored guests during the 23rdAnnual Sportsmanship Summit at Gillette Stadium on Friday, November 18, 2016
  • First Place and Runner-Up literary entries will be published in a compilation entitled “Sportsmanship: A Game Plan for Life, Volume XVI”
  • First Place and Runner-Up multimedia entries will be available through the MIAA website



  • All entries must be received by noonon Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Literary entries should be emailed to educationalathletics@miaa.net
  • Multimedia entries should be emailed to the address above or mailed to:
    MIAA Essay Contest, 33 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA  02038
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